On November 10, 2023, a petition with over 1100 signatures was delivered to the Canadian government and Prime Minister Trudeau concerning the alarming situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. The petition emphasises the vital role Canada has in preventing and condemning the commission of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including the prohibition of apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories. It unites academics, civil society organisations, and numerous concerned individuals from Canada, invoking a call to action to uphold national and international legal obligations.
Watch the recordings of our ongoing Decolonise Palestine Teach-In series, plus some other teach-ins and resources from friends of TWAILR.
A recording of a talk by Shahd Hammouri at the TNI symposium on ‘Revisiting the Past, Shaping the Future’ in Amsterdam on 14 October 2023.
Join us for a roundtable discussion on the impacts of Anti-Palestinian Racism and the modes of solidarity organizing in comparative settler colonial contexts.
Speakers: Michael Fabris, Nimmi Gowrinathan, Dania Majid, Adrian Smith, Lana Tatour
The panel will discuss the domestic and international legal frameworks of land dispossession, spatial control, occupation and ethnic cleansing in its historical and contemporary forms, providing essential analyses for understanding the current crisis.
Speakers: Suhad Bishara, Darryl Li, John Reynolds, Nimer Sultany
On 15 October 2023, over 800 scholars and practitioners of international law, conflict studies and genocide studies signed a public statement warning of the possibility of genocide being perpetrated by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Mia Swart describes the pivotal role of Judge Trindade in bridging diverse jurisdictions by citing the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the African Court of Human and People’s Rights at the International Court of Justice to foster a more comprehensive and unified approach to global human rights protection.
Godwin Eli Kwadzo Dzah delves into the historical roots of the ‘new’ human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in international law, highlighting Africa’s pioneering contributions and challenging the marginalisation of its role in the evolving global narrative.
Gervaise Savvias reflects on how critical understandings of race are side-lined in international criminal law by the prevailing influences of neo-colonialism, neo-imperialism, and capitalism. International criminal law simply reflects existing inequalities and cannot be expected to be a driving force for racial justice.
Shahd Hammouri examines the cyclical interrelations of micro-fascisms through the lens of a classroom discussion on war economies, and an iconic piece of Egyptian cinema.